Secret Codes and Battleships was released yesterday-yayayay.
Darren Hayes has a new album and oooh the concert is so sooon (and its the day before one of my exams but oooh. Sweet sweet singing~~ I missed out on going to the concert in… the very start of uni 5 years ago because I was underage. Now I finally get to hear the lovely music live!)
[On a sidenote, Sandy is Snaphappy. My dad came back from Vietnam today so I have my camera back. Last days of uni and I had to live with photos from my phone. Joyy. Not that I’m not happy my dad’s back or anything though! =D Yay~]
And I collected by tickets for the concert at last!
Yep.. purchased 28 July 2011 i.e. the day tickets were released and well… hey, it’s the 23 of October now! Two weeks before the concert.
The Tension and the Spark was so brilliant. And, well, Savage Garden too, which is what this album sounds like. The lyrics are so extensive like they tell a story and yet its catchy and that’s just two types of cool.
Being like.. probably one of the only artists (Now this is what I call.. an art form) I’d consider buying the cd of now, I’m devastated JB Hifi hasn’t delivered my preorder though, so the very fact that I could have visited the store is sliiightly irritating. But oh well. There’s always the downloaded version which I’m listening through right now =D
You can too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Hti1JEMe8 Bloodstained Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJMNWTioW34 Black Out the Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g4_9vDNTh4 Talk Talk Talk
I was tempted to get the super collector edition with the vinyls but there’s no way for me to play that and I’m sure I’d be able to find the extra songs the album would come with eventually… so that’s alright. Limited edition it is. The last album was super pretty and well,
Here it is:
Based on the cover I don’t think this one looks so good since its like pieced together hipster.
Did you know there’s a massive JB-Hifi on Level 6 of Westfields Sydney?
Or the fact that you can get Ticketek tickets printed at conceirge and its so super fast with two swipes of … my credit card *twitch* though I suppose that’s because it’s for two tickets (now to find someone who doesn’t have exams or doesn’t mind me dragging them along =D =D).
Procrastinating badly. One day till my assignment is due and I’m still on like 350/3500 words ahhh @#$%^&*()_
But.. I want to listen through the album at least once? =D (I’m not through it yet so obviously I haven’t been procrastinating for long enough!)
A lot of the songs are very different and I just like the poetic lyrics that aren’t a complete repeat of perhaps 3 stanzas max.
But at the same time, I think he’s running of lyrics across everything he’s well, written.
For example, Perfect seems to be reusing one line that’s similar to another. Glorious is too “from the highest mountains” reminds me of Truly Madly Deeply.
I like Tiny Little Flashlights but the name reminds me of Random Blinking Light for some reason and as for God Walking Into the Room? God is in the room from This Delicate Thing We Made!
Are there meant to be sequels or something?
Undeniably though, the songs taken standalone are lovely. Like oh my gosh, Talk Talk Talk is great (and I have err… 5 different versions of the song) and the album has a very slow acoustic version!! =O